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Discussion in 'GATE NFA/Class III' started by babarracing, May 12, 2010.


  1. babarracing

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    :wavey: I called Jensens in Loveland CO today looking for a KImber pepper blast gun.
    While I had the on the horn, I asked if they sold select fire weapons. They Told me since I am a Civilian I can only buy a weapon manufactured before 1984. If this is so where are the best places with longstanding reputations to buy such old guns. Must I buy in Colorado where I live or can I Buy in other states and have shipped to class III dealer here in CO?

    Thanking you in advance for your help,
    B.R.H.
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    Close-- the only machineguns that are transferable to non-SOTs (or government entities) are ones that were registered before May 19, 1986. Thus, there is a fixed supply. The vast majority of transferable MGs are possessed by individuals, and thus would be sold in classifieds, etc. http://www.sturmgewehr.com/ is the most notable forum for the sale of machineguns. There are also some NFA shops that have things in stock- your best bet is to google for them. If they don't have a bad reputation online and sell a fair number of MGs they are probably GTG.

    You can buy from an out of state dealer but the item must be transferred to you on a Form 4 through a Colorado Class 2 or 3 SOT (ie NFA dealer such as Jensens).

    If the item is on a Form 3 at an out of state dealer, there is one tax stamp involved getting it into your hands.

    If the item is on a Form 4 in another state, there are two tax stamps involved.

    If it's on a Form 4 in this state, just one stamp is involved and no dealer has to be involved.
     

  3. babarracing

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    :supergrin: Thank you for the in depth and understandable reply. Just one question what does the acronym SOT stand for?
     
  4. Zak Smith

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    Special Occupation Tax. It is a tax an FFL must pay to become a Class 1 importer, Class 2 manufacturer, or Class 3 dealer of NFA items.
     
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    :wavey: T H A N K S !